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The Real Battle of Leadership

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In a recent video post, I shared the 5 word secret to servant leadership…. “It. Is. Not. About. Me!”  These five simple words are easy to add as a daily mantra or prayer to ground you in servant, other-oriented leadership; however, behind those five simple words is a fierce battle.  It’s an unseen battle that » Read More

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10 New Year’s Resolutions for the Servant Leader

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As this year winds down, I’m preoccupied with the question of how I can be more effective next year. My historical method, and the process I’ve started for 2014, has been to create a plan – complete with goals, strategies and tactics. However, someone challenged me recently with the idea of establishing resolutions. She said, “If » Read More

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Ready for the Heart of Leadership?

Good leadership is a radical thing. Wisdom, responsibility, courage, and character are aspects of great leadership that are not easy to learn or to put into practice, but they are required if you want to truly understand The Heart of Leadership. Coming in October 2013, The Heart of Leadership once again picks up the story of Debbie Brewster » Read More

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Why Don’t We Lead Better? (It’s Not Your Fault!)

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Good Intentions Janet sipped her coffee, gathered herself, then looked up. “I wanted to be a good leader…you know – influenced based, focused on people, serving my team…” She took a breath and continued, “But then, we didn’t meet our sales goals and I…I turned into a monster.” She set down her mug, looked at » Read More

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3 Ways to Actually Help Your Team (and Yourself!)

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“No Way!” I was working with a leader whose team was struggling. They were frustrated, felt like their leader did not care, and were dealing with the same problems over and over. I suggested that the next time a team member addressed one of these issues he ask a simple question: “How can I help?” » Read More

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Called to the Front

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A few years ago I was asked to speak on “Leadership” to a women’s professional networking group within the Utility industry.  To prepare for the topic, which of course is really quite broad, I randomly selected about a dozen women in the organization to talk with about leadership.  I wanted to know whom they thought » Read More

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Serving as a Leader

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Servant Leadership is one the most effective ways to make a positive impact on your organization and the members within it. We have all heard the saying “Lead By Example,” but Servant Leadership takes leading by example to the next level. Leadership is about developing, growing and serving others. Servant leaders focus on the needs » Read More

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Do These 3 Common Sense Mistakes Limit Your Influence?

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In our leadership journey, it is easy to rely on common sense. Unfortunately, some of our oldest and most cherished beliefs can limit our influence if we don’t examine them carefully. “It is the obvious which is so difficult to see…People say ‘It’s as plain as the nose on your face.’ But how much of » Read More

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Workplace of Hope and Happiness

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Have you read the headlines lately? Not only are they sad, but they’re often disturbing, frustrating, horrifying and sometimes unfathomable. It’s tough to read the headlines themselves; never mind the details of each story. The negativity is crazy!!! Heck, poor Gabby Douglas couldn’t even celebrate her Olympic gold medal without spending time defending what her » Read More

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Two Leadership Models

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In leadership, there are two distinct organizational models. Since few things are quite so black-and-white, we might consider them to be two ends of a continuium, with a virtually limitless number of stops between the two. But at their core, the distinction between the two comes down to one question: who in the organization produces » Read More

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